GOP Can Get Black Votes — Commentator Larry Elders has some wise advice to Republicans about how to break the monolithic support black voters give to the Democrat Party.
“Republicans need to ask blacks, ‘Are you better off?’ Are blacks better off sending their children to assigned government schools — as demanded by the teachers unions and the Democratic Party?” he said at FrontPageMag.Com .
He said politicians from both parties treat blacks like children.
“When a Republican addresses a black audience, you can make book on how long it takes before he refers to Martin Luther King Jr.,” he said.
He said Republicans can never win a referendum on empathy.
“Nobody can “feel your pain” like a spread-the-wealth, entitlement-expanding, “close-the-inequality-gap”leftist,” he said.
Elders said the struggle for civil rights is over and the good guys won.
“The battle now is against wrongheaded ‘compassionate’ policies,” he said. “But the most important issue — by far — is education.”
He noted that black and Hispanic inner-city voters supported a unsuccessful school choice referendum in California.
Elders is a reluctant Republican. He was registered in California as “declined to state” until 2003 when he moved to R to support the War on Terror.
“I am a Republican with a capital ‘R,’ and a libertarian with a small ‘l’,” he has said. “I have a party membership as a Republican, not because they have any principles but because that’s the way I am the most useful and have the most influence.”
Sounds like a reasonable outlook.
Oh, and for those who don’t feel like clicking the link , Elders is a black guy.